The Pakistan spot-fixing case

In September 2010 the ICC suspended three Pakistan players - Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt - on allegations of what was later defined as spot-fixing. They were alleged to have carried out specific on-field actions, including bowling no-balls at pre-determined times, during the Lord's Test against England on the instance of a bookie. The three were later handed long bans by the ICC before the matter moved to the British Crown courts, where all three were convicted and sentenced to spells of detention.

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

Pakistan news

Butt faces battle to reduce ban

A difference of opinion within the PCB could lead to Salman Butt failing to complete his rehabilitation programme by the September 1 deadline and thereby having to serve his full ten-year ban on account of his role in spot-fixing

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

Pakistan news

I believe cricket suffered because of me - Amir

Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, always believed his second chance in cricket would come and that he has what it takes to make a strong comeback

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Pakistan news

Amir set for return to cricket

Mohammad Amir, the banned fast bowler, could start playing competitive cricket as early as next month, with the ICC is set to approve his reintegration following a revised anti-corruption code

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Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past

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Pakistan news

PCB urges Butt, Asif to come clean

Shaharyar Khan, the PCB chairman, has urged banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif to come clean about their role in the 2010 spot-fixing controversy, to push their case for an early return to cricket

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ICC news

Players could return early from corruption bans

The ICC has approved changes to its anti-corruption code which will allow banned players to return to domestic cricket before the end of their penalty if they meet certain criteria

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Pakistan news

PCB to hold probe over cricketers playing with Kaneria

he Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct an internal investigation after a few national players participated in exhibition T20 matches in the United States of America alongside banned legspinner Danish Kaneria

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Pakistan's Streltsov question

Can Asif and Amir be compared to the Russian wunderkind who returned to professional football after a seven-year gap?

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

Spot fixing

Westfield breaks spot-fixing silence

Mervyn Westfield, the former Essex cricketer, has spoken publically for the first time about the chain of events which led to him receive a prison sentence for spot-fixing